UK firms ‘excluded’ from space contracts by Brexit

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Image copyright European Space Agency UK aerospace firms have said they are being excluded from bidding for space contracts because of the Brexit vote. Contracts for the European navigation satellite system, Galileo, were being particularly affected, Simon Henley of the Royal Aeronautical Society said. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus warned that other countries were “knocking at the [...]

Budget 2017: Issues for the young

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Image copyright Getty Images More young people are voting than at any time in the last quarter of a century. But that resurgence is favouring the Labour Party. Just two years ago, the split in support between Labour and the Conservatives among 18 to 29-year-olds was fairly even, 36% to 32%. But in June’s general [...]

Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond ‘to target housing and NHS’

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Media captionStephen Hammond: Money in Budget ‘for housing and health’ Chancellor Philip Hammond plans to use “headroom” in the public finances to target spending on housing and health, a close friend has told the BBC. Stephen Hammond – a former transport minister – said the chancellor wants to use next Wednesday’s Budget to “attack problems” [...]